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dc.contributor.authorCurrie, Jane Christina Helenen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBarber, Carrie Cornsweeten_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-02T22:55:29Z
dc.date.available2016en_NZ
dc.date.available2020-02-02T22:55:29Z
dc.date.issued2016en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationCurrie, J. C. H., & Barber, C. C. (2016). Pregnancy gone wrong: Women’s experiences of care in relation to coping with a medical complication in pregnancy. Journal of the New Zealand College of Midwives, (52), 35–40.en
dc.identifier.issn1178-3893en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/13412
dc.description.abstractObjective: To understand the experiences of twelve New Zealand women with medical complications in pregnancy. Method: Inductive, semantic, qualitative analysis was employed to obtain an in-depth insight into the experience of having a medical complication during pregnancy. Semi-structured interviews were conducted face-to-face with twelve women. Six had been hospitalised during their pregnancy, while a further six were recruited from outpatient settings. Findings: Five themes were identified: pregnancy distressing and overshadowed by complications; unpredictability and the need for control; importance of the relationship with midwives; disempowerment in hospital; and lessons learnt on the importance of support. Key conclusions: Medical complications during pregnancy can be extremely stressful and women feel particularly vulnerable during this time. Midwives play a key role in supporting women through the process of coping with a pregnancy marked by illness and uncertainty. Implications for practice: Midwives can play a unique role in translating medical jargon and providing emotional guidance and support. A midwife who is engaged and responsive to a woman’s needs has the ability to lower distress at this critical juncture in the development of a woman and her family.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherNew Zealand College of Midwivesen_NZ
dc.rightsThis article is published in the Journal of the New Zealand College of Midwives. Used with permission.
dc.subjectpregnancy
dc.subjecthealth perceptions
dc.subjectstress
dc.subjectanxiety
dc.subjecthospitalisation and relationships with midwives
dc.titlePregnancy gone wrong: Women's experiences of care in relation to coping with a medical complication in pregnancyen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of the New Zealand College of Midwivesen_NZ
pubs.begin-page35
pubs.elements-id143194
pubs.end-page40
pubs.issue52en_NZ


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